Mall of America Danceathon Benefits Camp Courage

The Dance with Courage Danceathon recently held its third annual fundraising event, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The event, which was held to raise $20,000 to be able to send 20 disabled children and adults to camp (Camp Courage), was originally created as a project by Jill Sinn when she took part in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program project. CBS channel 4 News covered the event, which was emceed by by Fox-9 morning TV anchor Tom Butler.

On Sunday, February 1, dance students showed off their talents in the 3rd annual Dance with Courage Dance-a-thon hosted by Dance Arts Centre. Participants raised money through pledges to benefit Camp Courage. Some campers were on-site to share their experiences and participate in the event, which took place in the afternoon at the Mall of America Rotunda.

Courage Camps — Camp Courage and Courage North — are part of Courage Center, a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center for people of all ages and abilities who are experiencing barriers to health and independence. Since 1955, Courage Camps have provided camping programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities. Campers learn, grow, make friends and have fun in safe and accessible natural settings. The camp serves children and adults with physical disabilities, youth with speech and language impairments, and who are deaf and hard of hearing.

For more information about Courage Camps visit, or to get more information about the Courage Center, visit or call Chau Laux, Courage Center, 763-520-0561.

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